Treating the young: consideration from childhood to adolescence

By AAPSM on 10th of December 2013 at 8:44am | Share on Facebook
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We need to consider different factors when patients enter into the clinic. Foremost in my mind is the age of the athlete. Being a younger athlete has its advantages; the ability to recover is so much greater. However we still need to understand that there are inherent risks with being so young.

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We need to consider different factors when patients enter into the clinic. Foremost in my mind is the age of the athlete. Being a younger athlete has its advantages; the ability to recover is so much greater. However we still need to understand that there are inherent risks with being so young.

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Plantar Plate Injury

By AAPSM on 3rd of December 2013 at 9:37am | Share on Facebook
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Tears of the plantar plate may be the most common cause of pain under the second metatarsophalangeal joint, though it can occur at any of the metatarsophalangeal joints. It is also referred to as predislocation syndrome, crossover toe deformity and floating toe syndrome.

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Tears of the plantar plate may be the most common cause of pain under the second metatarsophalangeal joint, though it can occur at any of the metatarsophalangeal joints.  It is also referred to as predislocation syndrome, crossover toe deformity and floating toe syndrome.  A fibrocartilaginous thickening of the metatarsophalangeal joint (see Figs 1, 2), the plantar plate serves to:

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